UPDATE: Muni tell us that as of 10 AM, the problem “has cleared and all Muni Metro LRVs are operating in automatic mode.” That said, we just passed the N turnaround at Ocean Beach, where we saw Greg Dewar of N Judah fame taking pictures of several backed up trains. In his words: “this FAIL isn’t going to clear up for a while.”

From Muni:

As of approximately 7:50 a.m., the Muni Metro subway system is experiencing rolling delays downtown in the outbound direction because of a problem with the train control system.

Light rail vehicles (LRVs) traveling outbound from Embarcadero are operating in manual instead of automatic mode.

Inbound LRVs continue to operate in automatic mode at their normal speeds.

The problem is expected to be cleared after the morning rush hour.

Updates to follow.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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